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Astrocast to launch 10 satellites with Orbex Prime

Orbex announced on February 7th, 2019 that Astrocast will launch 10 of its nanosatellites in 2023 using Orbex’s orbital launch vehicle, called Prime.
Laurent Vieira de Mello, Astrocast’s Head of Strategy and Planning attended the unveiling of the Prime rocket in Inverness, UK.

“We are excited about the prospect of launching our nanosatellites from a European launch site,” said Fabien Jordan, Astrocast CEO. “To deploy and maintain our constellation, we need regular access to launch services. Launching from Europe will be beneficial to us in terms of our production schedule and launch campaign logistics. Orbex is making good progress toward its first launch in 2021 from Scotland and we look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

“What Astrocast is planning is nothing short of revolutionary, and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Chris Larmour, CEO of Orbex. “It is not just a great idea. They are already executing well, having designed and manufactured their first satellite, which is already operational in the earth’s orbit. We are encouraged to see this satellite innovation here in Europe, and we look forward to playing our part in the deployment of their satellite constellation.”

Full press release: ORBEX-ASTROCAST_PR